- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 17, 1959
Time: 16:00
Location: Gatwick, Surrey, England
Operator: Turkish Airlines (THY)
Flight #: ?
Route: Ankara - Istanbul - London
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 794D
Registration: TC-SEV
cn / ln: 429
Aboard: 24   (passengers:16  crew:8)
Fatalities: 14   (passengers:9  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: While on approach, the jet lost its wings and had its engines torn off as it ploughed 300 yards through the woods and landed upside down with trees embedded in the mangled fuselage and burst into flames. The flight had been diverted to Gatwick because of fog at London. Cause unknown.
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